American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
- n. A formal pronouncement or command.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A decree or law promulgated by a sovereign prince or ruler on his sole authority; hence, any analogous order or command.
- n. Specifically In Roman law, a decree or ordinance of a pretor.
- n. In Scotch ecclesiastical use, a church proclamation; specifically, a notice to show cause, if any, why a pastor or elders should not be ordained.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; the proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by the very act of announcement; a decree
- n. a formal or authoritative proclamation
- n. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
- Latin ēdictum, from neuter past participle of ēdīcere, to declare : ē-, ex-, ex- + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Remember that as this loser of a president shields himself behind the cadets at West Point because he is unable to issue this edict from the Oval Office.”
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“The latest edict from the National Fatwa Council reflects a growing swing towards a conservative brand of Islam in the multi-ethnic country that has prompted worries among non-Muslims.”
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“If the Portuguese did not behave themselves, an edict from the Chinese administrators in Guangzhou was enough to cut off food supplies to the port.”
“It cannot be made to happen simply by edict from the top of either government or business.”
“A Latin edict of Theodoric is still extant, in one hundred and fifty-four articles.”
“This edict is about as popular a measure as you’d imagine.”
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